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The true cause of menstrual complaints

Bladder infections, vaginal yeast infections, acne and or other inflammations. All of these can occur more often around menstruation. These complaints can be very annoying, especially because they often recur. Some ladies, both young and old, sometimes have to deal with this on a monthly basis. One course of antibiotics after another is given, with all that entails. Because yes, antibiotics are not the solution and actually only make these complaints worse. The cause is Streptococcal bacteria, which can quickly become resistant to antibiotics and either cause an acute infection for the first time or hide in the liver for a long time, allowing one or more of these problems to become chronic. Strep often causes symptoms around menstruation because the overall immune system is lowered by about 80 percent during menstruation. This is because that 80 percent goes to protect the uterus and ovaries, which is a natural process that is built in, because the thickened lining of the uterus is broken down and thereby tries to eliminate pathogens and waste. This requires the immune system to protect the body.

In ovulation, a similar process occurs and the reproductive immune system strengthens to protect the ovaries, at the expense of the overall immune system, which is lowered by about 40 percent. This makes the rest of the body more vulnerable to diseases and infections. So near menstruation and ovulation, when the body's overall immune system is lower, strep tends to show up as a bladder infection or other infection. While yeast can be present in yeast infections, the discomfort is caused by strep and is usually overlooked by the doctor.

Hormones are often blamed for acne around menstruation, but they are not the cause of acne. Instead, it's the lowering of the overall immune system that can benefit the streptococcal bacteria that cause acne. It is necessary to strengthen the immune system and to exclude the food that streptococci like from the diet. Try to avoid disturbing foods like eggs. Also keep in mind that a diet high in fat and protein can make any of these conditions worse.

If you also get stuck with these complaints, please contact us. With a good diet, possibly supplemented with supplementation, you can put the streptococcal bacteria inactive and even eliminate it in the long term!

Regards Aschwin

Orthomolecular Nutritionist

Lyme recovery specialist


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